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As much as I’m enjoying the early hints of Autumn, my senior mom is still mostly confined to home thanks to the heat that has returned coupled with allergy and pollutants coating our air. Fifteen minutes outside to feed and water her birds and plants, and that’s about it.
She is loving the new treadmill doubly, thanks to all that. She has been on it faithfully for the last few days and even got brave enough to try it by herself yesterday. I reminded her to keep her Jitterbug cell phone in her pocket so that just in case something happened she could use it to call for help. Of course, she also has her Philips auto fall alert emergency pendant which would kick in as well. (We’re nothing, if not high-tech around here. 🙂 )
We’re very blessed to have each other and have learned a lot about combining multigenerational households over the last several years. Still and all, I’m looking forward to reviewing the recap from last week’s #ElderCareChat which was all about Home Modifications for Caregivers. I always find at least one or two “gold nuggets” of info to help us when I read or participate in the #ElderCareChats on Twitter.
And speaking of home modifications, I was so pleased to share a blog post over at EldercareABCBlog – Bathtime Safety Tips for Helping Our Aging Parents – a subject near and dear to my heart, as you well know.
For now, it’s time to pick up my senior mom’s No-Rinse shampoo and bath wash then head home to help set up her latest project, which I’ll be sharing with you in the next week or so. Until then…